The annual trash pickup at Yosemite is being held September 25-30. It is sponsored by the Yosemite Climbing Assn. They can use warm bodies to help police the garbage left by visitors. Lots of water bottles and cameras at the base of Half Dome. But it takes experienced climbers to access them. You may be asked to pick up roadside trash.
If you’d like to go up to t he park and chip in, see the event website. If n,t you can also donate cash-ola to help defray expenses. A bonus – at night when it’s too dark to pick things up, you can attend a series of fun events in the Visitor Center Auditorium unless noted. Doors open at 6:30 pm. and close at 10:30 pm.
9/25 = 7th Annual Reel Rock Film Tour.
9/26 = Ben Lepesant – “Team Endor going to Hoth. A multinational climbing expedition to Baffin Island”, Mike Schaefer presentation, Conrad Anker – “The Bread Line.”
9/27, Greg Stock – “The Geology of Yosemite Climbing,” Sean Leary presentation, Mark Wellman – “No Limits.”
9/28 – Cheyne Lempe – “Viva Patagonia”, James Lucas – “The Lifestyle Climber,” and Alex Honnold – “Adventures.”
9/29 = Yosemite Elementary School – Live music from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Graham Smith-White will open then Little Brother will play.
9/30 = Auditorium – Food, raffle and dancing to music by Little Brother. Doors open at 6:00 pm and event ends at midnight.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Surfin’ Bird” – the Trashmen
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com